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If I ssh to a machine and:

man df

I see this:

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I'm using GNOME-terminal/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

So somehow the terminal is messed up, when I want to see the ex.: man pages..

How can I fix this?

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  • Have you checked the color palette settings for your gnome-terminal profile?
    – user13742
    Sep 4, 2012 at 19:14

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Most probably the terminfo/termcap entry for $TERM on the remote system doesn't match the capabilities of your gnome terminal.

Try setting $TERM to something closer to gnome-terminal, maybe some variations of "xterm", or you could always revert to "vt100".

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It's failing to show underlined and bold text. This is sometimes related to the color scheme in use, as it's inherited from the system theme by default. In gnome-terminal, go to Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Colors. Uncheck "Use colors from system theme" and pick one of the built-in schemes instead. Works for me!™

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